More Movies

OK, so I really haven’t had the energy to do much this week other than watch movies.
And at times, I didn’t even have the energy to do that.

Thunderbirds – Downloaded this for free, still felt ripped off. There was ONE nice, very quick scene when they actually used the SuperMarionation(?), but just for some hands. Other than that, I can now say I’ve seen it. But that’s all I’m going to say. Well, maybe just one more thing; Thunderizer? Isn’t that from the PowerRangers or something?
OK, that’s it.

Exorcist: The Begininning – Again, downloaded so the quality was so so. I really liked the original movie(not the newer release) and I haven’t seen any of the sequels, so it hasn’t been ruined for me(ok, the new release almost ruined it, but aside from that). The Beginning really doesn’t add that much to the original, other than giving you a little bit of back story to the main Priest. But it really could have remained a mystery, because now that you know, you almost wish you didn’t ^_^
It’s very much like the original, and that’s not a great thing. It’s very slow to get started, and when it really begins, it’s all rather predictable. And it’s like that because it’s almost a carbon copy of the original, well, in certain places anyway, so you just know what’s going to happen. Anyway, might be worth seeing in the theatre just for the heck of it.

Shoulin Soccer – Seemed to have missed the theatre(around here anyway) but now officially out on DVD. There’s two different versions on the disk, the original Chinese version, and the US Theatrical release. The funny bit is that the Original seems to be about 30 minutes longer than the US version. No doubt some scenes were cut for pacing. I didn’t watch the US version, but the original was amazing ^_^
This is something that didn’t disappoint! The effects were a little off, but hey, it’s the Chinese, they don’t have the big budgets. But the wire work was fun(and it was meant to be fun, not serious) and the action was great. I love the super exaggerated Kung-Fu moves, the balls of fire, the speed effects, the whole bit. Fantastic!

That’s it for this week, maybe next week I’ll watch more….stuff.
Or maybe I’ll do something productive…who knows?

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